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AR Families 1st Blog 2017-05-18T12:59:44+00:00

Helping Children Cope with the Aftermath of School Shootings

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Helping Children Manage Stress in the Aftermath of School Shootings Sadly, we've had another tragic shooting involving a school. Although we are quite a distance [...]

Making the Most of Summer: Part 2 – Cultivating Positive Relationships

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Cultivating Positive Relationships Oftentimes as parents, we accept the notion that siblings can not and will not get along, especially in the summer. While some [...]

Managing Children’s Behavior in Public: 5 Strategies that work!

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Managing children’s behavior in public is a timeless struggle for parents. Having a child throw a major temper tantrum or act out in a public [...]

The CHILL Club: A Program for Children Who Struggle with Anxiety

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The CHILL Club An interactive, skills-based program for kids who struggle with anxiety All kids experience feelings of anxiety at some point. A problem occurs, [...]

ENRICH: A Program for Parents of Children with Behavioral Issues

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ENRICH (Encouraging Newfound Relationships and Interactions in Childhood Homes) A skills-based support group for parents of children who struggle with inattentive, hyperactive, & disruptive behaviors [...]

Intro to Child-Parent Psychotherapy

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Introduction to Child-Parent Psychotherapy What is Child-Parent Psychotherapy? "Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention for children from birth through age 5 who have experienced at [...]

The Friendship Program – Interpersonal Skills Group for Children

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 The Friendship Program The Friendship Program is a successful 10-week program designed for children in elementary school who have difficulty making and/or keeping friends. During [...]

The Launch Program

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The Launch Program The Launch Program is a class for older teens and young adults to develop and practice the skills needed for independent living. [...]

Parenting a “Troubled Child” – Some Unspeakable Honesties

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Parenting a Troubled Child Some “Unspeakable” Honesties…. ADHD, OCD, ODD, Sensory Issues, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders…whatever diagnosis  it’s called in your child’s case, all you [...]

Staff and Clinician Contacts

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Rhonda Johnson     Kelly Sage [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form] Paula Morse, LPC [contact-form to='pmorse@arfamiliesfirst.com' subject='Message From [...]

Lessons from “The Hunger Games”

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Great blog post by Dr. Teri Bourdeau on lessons for kids from the popular books and movie: http://www.yourmindyourbody.org/positive-lessons-for-kids-from-the-hunger-games/ Contributed to ARChildPsych.com by Dr. Rebekah Evans, [...]

National Child Traumatic Stress Newsletter

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Spring 2012 Issue of IMPACT, by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/newsletters/impact_spring_2012.pdf Contributed to ARChildPsych.com by: Adam H. Benton, PhD, Behavior Management Systems, Inc. [...]

ADHD Spending by Medicaid

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Medicaid Spends $2,300 on Primary diagnoses of ADHD Based on this information, one can observe that $25 Million in Paraprofessional Services, $30 Million in RSPMI [...]

Why Start with ADHD?

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State-based Prevalence Data of ADHD Diagnosis (2007-2008) The Work Group Chose ADHD for Several Reasons It impacts a large number of children - about 13% of [...]

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